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New essay: Seven theses on the Fediverse and the becoming of FLOSS

Recently, @rra and I have been working on an essay highlighting questions about the and how these are getting entangled with practices. From software production to structure and governance within alternative social media, online communities and politics.

The text follows a multi theses model, to map the different things we've been looking at and publish the current state of our research.

It is the closing chapter of a new publication from INC/Transmediale (networkcultures.org/blog/publi)

PDF of the text: monoskop.org/images/c/cc/Manso

Feedback welcome. We're planning to publish an online version with more references!

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The final ROM of What Remains is out! 🎉🎊

What Remains is an 8-bit interactive fiction and adventure video game for the about environmental issues, the manipulation of public opinion, and whistleblowing.

iodinedynamics.com/whatremains

Coming Thursday at 11:00 AM I'll be talking with Loth Moths
and Nadja Lipsyc in the panel "Making Games on a Damaged Earth" at @ImpaktFestival
Zero Footprint. It will have a footprint, so I'll try to make it count. Skillfully moderated by Sebastian Quack.
100% online. More info: impakt.nl/festival/2020/panel-

Le post précédent c'est en dehors de notre corps. Et dedans, comment ça marche? Super détaillé et clair et fendagedegueule sur
tumourrasmoinsbete.blogspot.co

Et va beaucoup mieux.

Via email:

We write to share news about a faculty search at the Rhode Island School of Design in the field of Art and Technology. 

As part of its Race in Art & Design cluster hire initiative, RISD seeks to hire 10 new faculty in multiple disciplines to begin in Fall of 2021. One of these positions is for a new faculty member with an artistic career at the intersection of technology, race, and decolonial practices, who will join the faculty in the Digital + Media graduate program and the undergraduate interdisciplinary concentration in Computation, Technology, and Culture.

We would greatly appreciate it if you would help us spread the word of this opportunity.

The link to apply with additional information is: careers.risd.edu/postings/2175

And there is an article at RISD’s website on the initiative at:  risd.edu/news/stories/risd-lau

Candidates who submit their materials by November 20, 2020 are assured full consideration.

Thank you in advance for sharing this news.

Hello, I’m the reel2bits project main developper (a #FOSS self-hostable #soundcloud like with #ActivityPub federation).

It’s written in python/flask/vuejs and I need help because of health issues I’m unable to work a lot on it anymore, if you are interested to help me on some of the issues and more specially the ActivityPub part, you can contact me through:

the project matrix channel
the issue tracker
this account

boosts appreciated, thanks.

further into the rabbit hole, started to document findings about SoundStudio. Sadly a lot of stuff has just completely disappeared. Search engines are useless, and the wayback machine can only help with a very very few sites (also assuming that you have a URL to start with). Right now the leftover knowledge seems to be scattered across the archives of past discussions on a few web forums.

moddingfridays.bleu255.com/Oct

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modland.com

"Welcome to Modland - probably the largest archive in the world. Currently there are 456441 modules online in 374 different formats, old and new! If you're a module freak like us, feel free to download! If you have no idea what a module is, then you're in the wrong place!"

WGBS (Archipelagic) Radio

Archipelagic Waterways
Archipelagic Governance
Archipelagic Belonging
Archipelagic Structures

Manila – Rotterdam 📻

October 14, Wednesday
Rotterdam 14:00–15:45h CET
Manila 8:00–9:45 GMT+8

tune in:
varia.zone/en/wbgs-archipelagi

This radio broadcast is the result of conversations and working relationships that navigate the concept of what an archipelagic construction could mean, in terms of organization, belonging, and self. It was constructed between an archipelago of friends such as but not limited to Angeliki, Clara, Chung, and Reinaart.

This radio broadcast departs from conversations about the essay Sketches of Archipelagic Poetics of Postcolonial Belonging by maryamdeluz and Marco Cuevas-Hewitt. The essay is an island of a mutual aid anarchozine package compiled by EtnikoBandido. (...)

✨➡️📦➡️🔮 Idiotic Kernels

I gave a talk at XPUB this morning (Experimental Publishing MA @ Piet Zwart Institute).

We discussed almanac.computer and in particular the use of Jupyter Notebooks to develop the project. I argued that they might be used to open up the potential for **idiotic** computing.

Thanks @320x200 & @manetta for having me!

This is the super-vanilla version, but I decided to polish it as a graduation project. Let's go
youtu.be/CWrJ0Hxlb6c

1-bit graphics "compression" 

Built something kind of goofy this morning: A compressed format for storing 1-bit graphics, inspired by the way the commodore 64 stores video in memory. I call it "Tinytile".

In this approach, an 8x8 tile is divided up into 16 2x2 blocks, where each block can only be one of 2 bitmap combinations.

A tinytile can be represented in 3 bytes. The first byte is divided up in to 2 4-bit nibbles. Lower nibble is pattern 0, upper nibble is pattern 1. The remaining two bits act as an indexed bitarray of the tile.

The following image are a 16x16 tileset of randomly generated tinytiles. Normally, this 128x128 image would take 2048 bytes of data, by tinytile can do it 768 bytes, or 1024 bytes of base64.

Looking for a reading list for the current state of affairs in feminist musicology and also LGBTQ musicology or anything about sexuality and gender and musicology.

Retrouvez-moi tout de suite dans l'émission Hello World de Studio Renegade, on va parler développement #GameBoy avec Pierre Segalen ! 😁️

➡️ https://www.twitch.tv/studiorenegade

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